Exploring World Music (Section 1) [CRN 81244]

Discipline: Music
Instructor: Kaloyanides
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 1530
End: 1650
Field Work: Day 1 | September 15, 2018 | Spain
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus
Global aspects of music and its meaning with connections to the environment, sound, and world cultures. This survey course attempts to gain a deeper understanding of a society by studying its musical expression in the belief that a culture’s music is a reflection of the culture and its worldview. The course presents music as an aspect of human culture, aids students in cross-cultural understanding, differentiates music styles within regions and cultures, and examines broad historical, cultural, and social contexts of music. Students become familiar with basic musical concepts and explore traditional, religious, folk, art, and popular musical styles of societies encountered on the voyage. Faculty and students will listen to, evaluate, and perform music and dance; observe, document and participate in musical events during field experience; and keep a research journal documenting their fieldwork, thoughts, observations, and conclusions. Method of evaluation based on exams, participant observation projects, and class and field participation.

Field Work

Country: Spain
Day: 1
Date: September 15, 2018

Field class students and faculty will participate in a flamenco music and/or dance class; After an afternoon meal, participants will attend flamenco dance and music performance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Using participant observation technique and methodology, students will investigate and attempt to learn the value and meaning of Flamenco music and dance–the use and function of those arts for its performers, audience and parent society.
  2. Students will learn how Flamenco music and dance explore and express Roma subculture and identity.
  3. Students will evaluate the rajo voice quality and the role of jaleo exclamations in understanding flamenco vocalization.